JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL
RETURNS TO LONDON’S WEST END IN 2018
AT THE DOMINION THEATRE FROM MONDAY 2 APRIL 2018
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL
The Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award
WINNER OF JOE ALLEN BEST WEST END DEBUT
The Stage Debut Awards
NOMINATED FOR 8 WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS:
Best Actor in a Musical – ANDREW POLEC
Best Actress in a Musical – CHRISTINA BENNINGTON
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – ROB FOWLER
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – DANIELLE STEERS
Best New Musical – BAT OUT OF HELL
Best Direction – JAY SCHEIB
Best Set Design – JON BAUSOR
Best Lighting Design – PATRICK WOODROFFE
‘LOUD, EXHILARATING AND BLOWS YOUR SOCKS OFF’
THE INDEPENDENT *****
‘A JAW-DROPPING SPECTACLE’
EVENING STANDARD ****
‘I CAN’T REMEMBER WHEN I LAST SAW A STANDING OVATION AT THE INTERVAL’
THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘A CRAZY WILD CHILD OF A ROCK’N’ROLL MUSICAL’
THE TIMES ****
‘ENOUGH ELECTRICITY BETWEEN THE YOUNG LOVERS ALONE TO BLAST THE ROOF OFF THIS GLORIOUS THEATRE’
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY ****
‘A NIGHT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP, YOUR HEART SOAR AND HAVE YOU SINGING ALONG’
THE GUARDIAN ****
‘ON EVERY LEVEL THE MUSICAL IS A REMARKABLE TRIUMPH’
‘HELLISHLY HARD TO RESIST’’
THE DALY TELEGRAPH ****
‘BRINGS THE THEATRE AND ITS AUDIENCE THRILLINGLY ALIVE’
THE STAGE ****
‘A TRULY STAGGERING PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE…
NO EXCUSES, GET A TICKET WHILE YOU CAN’
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS *****
‘THIS SHOW HAS LITERALLY CHANGED THE WAY MUSICALS ARE STAGED FOREVER’
NORTH WEST END *****
Following the announcement at last night’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards that Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, the producers are delighted to announce the musical will be returning to London’s West End in 2018, with performances beginning at the Dominion Theatre on 2 April. Tickets went on sale today.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House and London Coliseum earlier this year. It currently has audiences rocking out in Toronto, where performances will end on 7 January 2018.
It has just been nominated for a phenomenal 8 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.
Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington are in positive negotiations to recreate their roles as the romantic leads, Strat and Raven, at the Dominion Theatre. Further casting is to be announced.
Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).
For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor and Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, casting by David Grindrod Associates and musical direction by Robert Emery.
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox & Tony Smith.
Twitter & Facebook: @BatTheMusical
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7AQ
Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinee at 2.30pm*
*There is no 2.30pm performance on Wednesday 4 April
Tickets: from £15
Box Office: 0845 200 7982
Current Booking Period: 2 April – 28 July 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)